Products that made me go “meh”
While I have written the odd scathing post on the blog, for the most part I write about things I like or love. It’s much easier to write a glowing post then to write about things that just leaving you feeling neither love nor hate. With a beauty addition like mine, I try out so many new things, that I am bound to come across a few that left me feeling a little meh. I saw this tag on a few other blogs and new I just had to do one myself
This might not be a popular one, but to me these nail varnishes are extremely over priced at around the €22 mark. While Chanel do have a serious range of gorgeous colours, for the price of them I feel they are just not worth it. Whenever I wear this varnish it chips within a few hours and not a slight hardly noticeable chip, a full on ” ewwww, look at her scruffy nails” chip. I have tried wearing base coats, top coats, you name it I have tried it, but still the Chanel varnish wear off and chip far too easily. I have even tried different colours with the same outcome. To me you can get much better nail polishes, at much better prices on the makeup stands in boots.
Around this time last year, the blogging world went mad for this stuff. Tanya Burr, raved and raved about this and said it felt light on the skin while at the same time giving you flawless coverage. Eh no, maybe if you have perfect skin, with no problems at all, but for me it gave uneven coverage, clung to dry patches, wore off unevenly and just was something I really didn’t want to wear on my face again. For my this is a big miss.
As you may have already guessed, I love big hair. I mean BIG BIG hair. I am always on the hunt for the next best thing, to help me achieve this look. On an impulse one day I bought this plumping powder from Bastiste. To use, you shake a small amount into the hair and then rub it in. This leaves your hair feeling sticky, heavy and greasy from the minute you apply it. It does not give big hair, but instead leaves your hair feeling limp and feeling dirty. If you are looking for big hair your really need the l’oreal TXT spray in your life. Avoid this plumping powder like the plague.
It actually pains me to include a Make Up For Ever product in this post and I actually was in two minds about including this as it isn’t actually the product that makes me go meh, but rather the applicator. Concealer wise, this one isn’t one I love, but when used correctly it is good and I do like it. For me where this product falls down is with the applicator. To dispense the concealer, you twist the bottom and then the product comes out the little hole on the top. When you twist, it takes ages for the product to actually come out and then you end up twisting too much and too much product comes out. I just don’t get the applicator on this one and maybe it’s me missing something, but it just ruins the concealer for me.
If I was to sum this foundation up in one word, it would be ‘ grand ‘. It’s just a grand foundation, neither amazing nor shocking, just grand. It doesn’t offer the coverage of the normal double wear or the lightness of a BB cream. It just falls in between and leaves me feeling a little meh. It can be patchy on the skin and leaves it looking a little dried out. I don’t hate this and I do go to it some days, and I would suggest that if you were thinking about this one, try a sample out first, because at €36.50 it isn’t cheap.
So in my bid to get rid of my dark circles, I sought out the help of many peoples holy grail product in the Bobbi Brown Concealer kit. While I did buy the corrector with this and I find that good, the concealer kit really did nothing for me. It was too hard to spread and it didn’t cover my dark circles at all. I actually don’t use this at all anymore as it just does nothing to cover my dark circles, Maybe one day when the circles aren’t so dark this might be of some use, but for now it is just meh.
I would love to hear about products that left you feeling a little bit meh, so I can avoid them in future.